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UNDER REVIEW: ENTER SHIKARI – NOTHING IS TRUE AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

ARTIST: ENTER SHIKARI TITLE: NOTHING IS TRUE & EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE LABEL: AMBUSH REALITY RATING: 10/10 WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD   At this point it is pointless to try and quantify Enter Shikari into a genre. What can be definitively said however is that...

UNDER REVIEW: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – VERMINOUS

ARTIST: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER TITLE: VERMINOUS LABEL: METAL BLADE WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD RATING: 9/10 The Black Dahlia Murder are not an accessible band. The death metal icons have avoided going down the route that many of their contemporaries...

UNDER REVIEW: Funeral Homes – Lavender House

ARTIST: FUNERAL HOMES TITLE: LAVENDER HOUSE LABEL: LONELY GHOST RECORDS RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Still rising through the last year, Florida rockers Funeral Homes have taken a great step forward with the release of their debut full-length album,...

UNDER REVIEW: DRAIN – CALIFORNIA CURSED

ARTIST: DRAIN TITLE: CALIFORNIA CURSED  LABEL: REVELATION RECORDS  RATING: 9/10  WORDS: DEC SHERRY      Revelation Records have been at the cutting edge of hardcore since the late eighties, and while some may see their impact be a thing of...

UNDER REVIEW: Rotting Out – Ronin

ARTIST: ROTTING OUT TITLE: RONIN LABEL: PURE NOISE RATING: 9/10 WORDS: LUCA CESCON Rotting Out are back. Despite having released just two full lengths and a couple of EPs, the San Pedro outfit successfully created its own way of...

UNDER REVIEW: Milk Teeth – Milk Teeth

ARTIST: MILK TEETH TITLE: MILK TEETH LABEL: MUSIC FOR NATIONS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Over the last seven years, it's been such a journey for British punks Milk Teeth. Ups and downs, signing up and dropping out, and finding...

UNDER REVIEW: Lizzy Farrall – Bruise

  ARTIST: LIZZY FARRALL TITLE: BRUISE LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Chester artist Lizzy Farrall has been amazing everyone within the alternative scene with her calm, heartfelt hits over the last few years. However, she decided...

UNDER REVIEW: Silverstein – A Beautiful Place To Drown

ARTIST: SILVERSTEIN TITLE: A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DROWN LABEL: UNFD RATING: 8.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE 2020 is a big year for many different reasons; some good, some bad, and some require thought on which category they'd fall into. For...

UNDER REVIEW: MOBS – Cinema Paradiso

  ARTIST: MOBS TITLE: CINEMA PARADISO LABEL: RUDE RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE It's very common for different mediums of art to cross paths and link together; to inspire one another in some way, shape or form. Melbourne outfit...

UNDER REVIEW: Derek Sanders – My Rock And Roll Heart

  ARTIST: DEREK SANDERS TITLE: MY ROCK AND ROLL HEART LABEL: BANQUET RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT Derek Sanders is no stranger to cover songs. As the frontman for the beloved Floridian pop-punk act Mayday Parade, he, along with...

UNDER REVIEW: Introvert – Mending Breaking

  ARTIST: INTROVERT TITLE: MENDING BREAKING LABEL: UNFD RATING: 8/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Hailing from Australia, four-piece alternative rock band Introvert have released their six-track EP ‘Mending Breaking’. Forming in 2015, they’ve been nothing but consistent and that has shown...

UNDER REVIEW: World War – Daydreamer

  ARTIST: WORLD WAR TITLE: DAYDREAMER LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Los Angeles outfit World War are promising the biggest tunes and have spent the last few years working on their debut release. This release became the living,...

UNDER REVIEW: Parkway Drive – Viva The Underdogs

  ARTIST: PARKWAY DRIVE TITLE: VIVA THE UNDERDOGS LABEL: EPITAPH RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Byron Bay’s very own five-piece hardcore band Parkway Drive are in the process of releasing their fourteen-track anthology ‘Viva The Underdogs’. It’s the soundtrack...

UNDER REVIEW: Dive South – Nerve Damage

  ARTIST: DIVE SOUTH TITLE: NERVE DAMAGE LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 7/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE When starting off their adventure into the music world, Manchester's Dive South weren't looking to adventure into heavier metal sounds. When they got together in 2017,...

UNDER REVIEW: Novastatus – Infrared

  ARTIST: NOVASTATUS TITLE: INFRARED LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Cambridgeshire’s Novastatus are a band still working on lifting off into the skies, but they are working hard by making it known what they’re goals and beliefs are...

UNDER REVIEW: The Guru Guru – Point Fingers

  ARTIST: THE GURU GURU TITLE: POINT FINGERS LABEL: LUIK RECORDS / GRABUGE RECORDS RATING: 8.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Priding themselves on bringing the industry “multi-coloured straitjacket vocals and feverish guitars”, Belgian rockers The Guru Guru can easily be classed as...

UNDER REVIEW: The Amity Affliction – Everyone Loves You…Once You Leave Them

  ARTIST: THE AMITY AFFLICTION TITLE: EVERYONE LOVES YOU...ONCE YOU LEAVE THEM LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL In 2018 The Amity Affliction released their twelve-track album ‘Misery’, leaving fans wanting to hear more of the heavier...

UNDER REVIEW: Loma Prieta – Continuum/Fate

  ARTIST: LOMA PRIETA TITLE: CONTINUUM B/W FATE LABEL: DEATHWISH INC RATING: 7/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Working within the hardcore scene for almost fifteen years now, San Francisco's Loma Prieta have been taking some time to get the new era...

UNDER REVIEW: Royce 5’9 – The Allegory

  ARTIST:  ROYCE 5'9 TITLE: THE ALLEGORY LABEL: EONE/HEAVEN STUDIOS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON Detroit heavyweight Royce 5’9 might just be one of the most underrated rappers in hip hop. A true MC’s MC, anyone who appreciates great lyricism...

UNDER REVIEW: Echosmith – Lonely Generation

  ARTIST: ECHOSMITH TITLE: LONELY GENERATION LABEL: ECHOSMITH MUSIC RATING: 7/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Indie outfit Echosmith have been through a lot throughout the 2010s. Forming in 2009, they'd spent the following details reaching for their dreams and achieving many...